Fri Jun 18 1999 08:24:
Gogol is approaching 100 days uptime. That 100 days includes a major system upgrade including a libc6
upgrade. Yes, here in UNIX land, you can upgrade your system libraries
without rebooting. Join us... join us...
The rollover will occur tomorrow at 1600, I believe.
Fri Jun 18 1999 08:36:
Oh, yesterday I became the first person to compare drugs to Microsoft
Word, rather than comparing Microsoft Word to drugs.
Fri Jun 18 1999 17:33:
Woohoo! I am done with finals! Done with finals am I! It's all done
I predict straight As! No, not really. But I have a better chance
of straight As this quarter than any other quarter so far.
Now, I have a week until summer school starts.
Fri Jun 18 1999 20:16:
I have a whole bunch of things to complain about, and they all involve
movie billboards. Here we go.
First off, the South Park billboard has a Canadian flag on
it, but the red parts of the Canadian flag are invisible because the
background is red. The person who designed the billboard was
looking at it real close up on their PowerMac and didn't think about
how it would look as a billboard.
Secondly, the Austin Powers bus billboard says the following:
BIGGER, BETTER FUNNIER
THAN STAR WARS
The Pokeyfied parts are crossed out in red (thanks Jake for
showing me the way to the S tag). Thus, we are supposed to believe
that the billboard originally said
THAN STAR WARS
and that someone then crossed out BIGGER and BETTER individually
and wrote FUNNIER just where there coincidentally happened to be
some space by Austin Powers' feet. They tried to make it look good by indenting the second
line, but it doesn't work that way. It doesn't work, period.
Thirdly, the Big Daddy billboard, in which Adam Sandler and
the kid who plays his adopted son are supposed to be standing and
urinating against the billboard. Fine. But they're just standing there in the
male urination position, there's no actual urine happening. It looks like
they're too emberassed to pee on a billboard with all of Los Angeles
watching them, which is the wrong impression to give if you are
advertising an Adam Sandler movie. I mean, I doubt I could do it,
but I'm not the wackily obscene Adam Sandler. If the city officials are not going
to let you put an actual urination photo on the billboard, you shouldn't go for
the urine pose. It's not going to work.
Fri Jun 18 1999 20:54:
I updated my music site. All my released songs
have lyrics and (if applicable) chords or tabs, except for
Techno Schmeckno wit DJ Generik, which I still have to tab.
Not that it's hard to tab or anything; that's the whole point.
I hadn't done anything with Techno Schmeckno wit DJ Generik
for a long time, and so I was unprepared when I read its silly title
this morning. I laughed and laughed and laughed. I laugh really
hard at really trivial things. Other people's trivial things as well
as my own. There was something Josh said this morning that was really
trivial and made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Actually that reminds
me of the "this laser has committed an invalid operation and will be
terminated" joke which I made at LinuxWorld Expo and which cracked
up Scott and Garrett despite being really trivial. So I guess I do it as well.
Musically, I'm putting off Ow, My Prostate! 24,996 Years of
Porcelain Puppy Oppression until I am able to record onto the
computer (I have a beta version on tape which is in Jake's hands
and which he is supposed to be MP3ing). I am writing the songs and
librettos for the two follow-up albums, Porcelain Puppy vs. Demon
Dog, which is a wacky musical comedy tour de force, and the sequel to that, Revenge of Porcelain
Puppy, where it gets really mean and actually somewhat gross in parts.
But gross in a refined, artsy way, not in a slasher movie way. I
hope. Anyway, those two will also be recorded once I get recording
on computer working. Hopefully this will happen during the summer.
But we've heard that before.
Fri Jun 18 1999 21:00:
You can now thrill to Techno Schmeckno wit DJ Generic, as I
have put up the tab.
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